The Colly Soleri Music Center welcomed back GROUP MOTION, a dance company from Philadelphia. Directed by Manfred Fischbeck, this company has graced the Colly Soleri Music Center with week-long workshops almost annually since 1991.
The Group Motion Company observes and expresses the human experience through movement. Each dance becomes a world of its own, transforming the stage into a ritual space to explore life’s mysteries and journeys. Group Motion finds inspriation in universal sources – from myth, nature, and social issues to relationships and everyday adventures.
Group Motion was originally founded in 1962 as Gruppe Motion Berlin, a chamber dance company evolving from the Mary Wigman School of Dance. In 1968, under the direction of Brigitte Herrmann, Helmut Gottschield, and Manfred Fischbeck, the company relocated to Philadelphia and was quick to receive critical success. Group Motion came under the sole artistic and executive direction of Manfred Fishbeck in 1989 and has continued to develop within the forefront of contemporary dance, working with nationally and internationally known choreographers and artists.
[left] Brigitte Herrman and Manfred Fischbeck. [right] The amphiteater becomes part of the stage, here one of the bridges over the amphitheater moat.
Group discussion after a session.
The Colly Soleri Music Center and Amphitheater is an ideal environment for group workshops, with in- and semi-outdoor facilities. A group can be housed on site, delicious meals are available in the Arcosanti Cafe and the pool provides a perfect place for relaxation. For more information please contact Arcosanti Guest Services at (928) 632-6222.